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Diana Liebmann Guest Blog: How to bring transmission lines to windy West Texas
FuelFix.com Blog: Texas on the Potomac regularly publishes guest opinions from across the political spectrum. Today, we offer a commentary by Diana Liebmann that was written for the San Antonio Express-News.
In parts of West Texas, wind turbines extend across rocky mesas as far as the eye can see, turning otherwise unproductive land into a source of clean, renewable energy. Our state has world-class wind resources, and wind developers want to expand generation into the area of the state with the best wind resource. There has been just one problem: The Panhandle lacks transmission lines to carry the power generated by wind to consumers around Texas.
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